Jussie Smollett makes his first statement since attack: ‘My body is strong but my soul is stronger’
On Friday, three days after a racist and homophobic attack, the Empire star Jussie Smollett made his first public comments.
“Let me start by saying that I’m OK,” he said in a statement obtained by EW. “My body is strong but my soul is stronger. More importantly, I want to say thank you. The outpouring of love and support from my village has meant more than I will ever be able to truly put into words.”
He continued by briefly touching on the investigation, with police currently looking for two persons of interest.
“I am working with authorities and have been 100 percent factual and consistent on every level,” he said. “Despite my frustrations and deep concern with certain inaccuracies and misrepresentations that have been spread, I still believe that justice will be served.”